The First Knox County Settlers
Victor Blanchard and his wife, Florence Engle Blanchard, came to Knox
County and rented a farm close to what is now the Blanchard family farm in
Howard. In 1915, they bought four acres from George M. Johnson and later added
about fifty acres from Ed and Linnie Yost and William M. McDowell. The
Blanchards had five children.
The second oldest was Corwin, who later
bought and expanded the farm he bought from his parents.
photo courtesy of the Blanchard family
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